Freedom of speech: 14-year-old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan


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Olra Guerlin reports for BBC News on the shooting of 14-year-old schoolgirl in the Swat Valley in north-west Pakistan.

Malala Yousafzai was attacked on her way home from school in Mingora, the region's main town.

She came to public attention in 2009 by writing a diary for BBC Urdu about life under Taliban militants who had taken control of the valley.

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman told the BBC they carried out the attack. Malala has since undergone successful surgery on her injuries.

This film was part of BBC News at 10, first broadcast on 9 October 2012.

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